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The City of Battle Ground will honor the men and women of the U.S. military who lost their lives in service to the nation in a Memorial Day ceremony at Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park. The … more
In 2015, a Woodland high schooler’s life changed after a CT scan came back showing a large mass in his brain; today, Noah Lefever serves as the pastry chef at the North Fork Grill a part of the … more
Former Battle Ground Mayor and City Councilor Philip Johnson will run for Washington State Representative Position Two for the 18th District. Johnson was elected a member of the Battle Ground City … more
Hundreds of locals gather for the 59th annual event, which marched along Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue and Northeast Highway 99 on Saturday, May 18. This year, over 90 regional organizations … more
The inaugural La Center Arts Fair opened at the Wheel Club Community Center on Saturday, May 11. Participants experienced visual, lingual and musical art throughout the event at workshops. more
After heavy backlash from neighbors, City of Battle Ground advisory boards revised a plan to turn a 35-acre park property into nature trails instead of a sports complex. Battle Ground’s … more
Bridge City Contracting hosted Battle Ground High School career and technical education (CTE) students to learn about the trades while building fences. On Wednesday, May 8, woodshop and other … more
The city of Battle Ground’s interim city manager is excited to lead the city’s growth and infrastructure planning. Kristina Swanson’s interim appointment began on April 15 … more
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) received nearly $950,000 from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Foundation to fund two brand new ambulances as the need continues to grow throughout the county. On … more
Republican candidate for governor Dave Reichert’s focuses include enhancing law enforcement to reduce crime, focusing on parental rights and fighting the state’s current carbon and gas … more
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the construction of Fort Vancouver by the Hudson Bay Company, local groups have been planning events at the fort, which will conclude in a big celebration … more
Ridgefield administrators were disappointed to learn the two bond measures that would have built new schools failed to reach its required 60% plus one vote majority in last week’s special … more
Clark County Sheriff John Horch spoke about deputy wellness, the need for a new headquarters, staffing and growth in the county at a town hall, Thursday, April 25, in Ridgefield. It was the … more
The Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair brought thousands of visitors to the Clark County Event Center to connect with over 200 vendors last weekend. The fair featured an expansive … more
The May trial of a Hockinson man accused of hiring a former Oregon cellmate to kill his wife in a murder-for-hire plot has been delayed until early December. James Rummell is charged with … more
As inflation continues to raise costs, the property taxes Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) collects are not meeting the demand for increased calls and services. CCFR Chief John Nohr said in the … more
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) leaders are concerned about a recent decision by the Port of Ridgefield that will siphon millions in property tax revenue from the fire district and direct them to … more
Dozens of Battle Ground residents took time off their weekend to volunteer during the city’s annual Parks Appreciation Day on April 20. Residents brought tools and equipment to remove weeds, … more
A Hockinson man accused of hiring a former Oregon cellmate to kill his wife in a murder-for-hire plot remains in jail without bail after his arraignment hearing on Wednesday, April 10. James … more
Stepping into his role as Battle Ground’s newest police chief, Dennis Flynn plans to foster public trust and bolster traffic safety through community en gagement and policy changes. Flynn … more
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